Place:North Island, New Zealand


NameNorth Island
Alt namesTe Ika-A-Mauisource: Times Atlas of World History (1989) p 236
TypeNational division
Located inNew Zealand
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King Country
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source: Family History Library Catalog

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The North Island, also officially named Te Ika-a-Māui, is one of the two main islands of New Zealand, separated from the larger but much less populous South Island by Cook Strait. The island's area is , making it the world's 14th-largest island. It has a population of

Twelve main urban areas (half of them officially cities) are in the North Island. From north to south, they are Whangarei, Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Rotorua, Gisborne, New Plymouth, Napier, Hastings, Whanganui, Palmerston North, and Wellington, the capital, located at the south-west extremity of the island. About % of New Zealand's population lives in the North Island.

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